Essay on Psych Research
Location :Evansville, In 47747
Years of Experience :2+ to 5 Years
Job Reference Code
18114800 CHILD PYCHOLOGIST
About the Job
Child/Pediatric Psychologist: Deaconess Clinic is seeking a full-time child/pediatric psychologist specializing in behavioral intervention strategies who will be part of a Behavioral Health team comprised of seven providers. The primary responsibility of this position will be to deliver outpatient diagnostic and treatment services to the children and families served by Deaconess Clinic. While the bulk of the caseload consists of children ages 2-18 with a variety of child mental health problems (e.g. ADHD, Anxiety, adjustment problems), …show more content…
A child psychologist is a type of psychologist who studies the mental, social and emotional development of children. Typically, child psychologists look at development from the prenatal period through adolescence. Some of the major topics of interest in this field of psychology include genetics, language development, personality, gender roles, cognitive development, sexual development and social growth.
Child psychologists may work with a range of clients including infants, toddlers, children and teens, or they may specialize in working with a particular age group. No matter what population a child psychologist chooses, his or her focus will be on helping understand, prevent, diagnose and treat developmental, cognitive, social and emotional issues.
Some related career options include:
•Abnormal child psychologist: Works with children suffering from psychological disorders including anxiety, mood and personality disorders.
•Adolescent psychologist: Works with adolescent clients between the ages of 12 and 18 who suffer from psychological illness or distress including eating disorders, depression or anxiety.
•Developmental psychologist: May study childhood development, but may also focus on development throughout the entire lifespan.
•School psychologist: Works within the educational system to help children with emotional, social and academic issues.